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don't pray for evil

Jonah 4

v2

And he prayed unto the LORD, and said, I pray thee, O LORD, [was] not this my saying, when I was yet in my country? Therefore I fled before unto Tarshish: for I knew that thou [art] a gracious God, and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repentest thee of the evil.

Jonah was very angry that God spared Nineveh. It says, ...he prayed unto the LORD.... We shouldn't pray for evil things to happen to people, even if we think they deserve it.

We should be more like the Lord:

  • gracious
  • merciful
  • slow to anger
  • of great kindness
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